East Broadway

‘7 Elephants’ Brings Thai to East Broadway

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s been two years since Malt & Mold quit the Lower East Side. Now, its former store on East Broadway is no longer vacant, ready for the next step. Storefront awning and branded paper in the windows of 221 East Broadway advertise the newcomer – a Thai spot called 7 Elephants. The restaurant – situated […]

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Hundreds Converge on East Broadway to Mourn Influential Rabbi

Posted November 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hundreds converged on the Lower East Side yesterday morning to pay last respects to Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, a religious luminary who passed away Friday at the age of 91. It was a sea of black hats and suits – Orthodox Jews – who assembled along East Broadway near Rutgers Street. The funeral ceremony took place […]

Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury […]

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Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Posted October 19, 2020 at 5:03 am

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely difficult for us to operate” since March. Apparently, there was […]

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Swapping those Disgusting Subway Tiles at East Broadway Station

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

The oft-neglected East Broadway subway station is getting something of a facelift. No more wall-sucking sludge monsters. Indeed, for years these shit-brown deposits subsisted on the subway wall tiles. Growing bigger with each passing year. But now, some much-needed attention. As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects […]

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Ice & Vice ‘Unable to Overcome’ Pandemic Challenges, Closing November 1

Posted October 14, 2020 at 5:15 am

Ice & Vice is a goner, another in a long line of local small businesses succumbing to the challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. The seven-year-old dessert endeavor announced the news last week on Instagram, noting that the final day in business for its three locations is November 1. “As hard as we’ve tried, we […]

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Fridays Under $40: Big Night Out (or How it Once Was)

Posted October 2, 2020 at 5:02 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. Enjoying dinner out alone has been one of the simple joys I’ve found in this moment. Whether it’s sitting on a park bench with takeout, or eating […]

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Get a Piece of Mission Chinese Food Before it Closes

Posted September 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Mission Chinese Food is permanently closing its flagship restaurant on the Lower East Side, as previously reported. It lasted nearly six years on East Broadway before coronavirus imposed the business, like so many others. And now Mission is selling off some of its furnishings and ephemera with a stoop sale today. Items include restaurant equipment and […]

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Mission Chinese to Shutter East Broadway Restaurant Due to Coronavirus Challenges

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mission Chinese Food, the popular Nuevo-Chinese restaurant, is to close its flagship Lower East Side location at the end of the month. In a lengthy missive posted to Instagram, chef-owner Danny Bowien explained the challenge of operating during pandemic times and the ultimate decision to close. “We faced the difficult decision as a business to […]

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Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago. The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the […]

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